Hit-and-run victim can finally 'move on' after mum helps catch pensioner who ran her over

Jimmy Nsubuga
Police car and tape cordon
Police car and tape cordon

A hit-and-run victim whose mum helped catch the pensioner who ran her over has said she can finally “move on” after he was prosecuted.

Amber Carter-Thompson, 28, suffered a broken tibia when she was hit by minicab driver Arthur Desborough, 87, while walking across Wellingborough Road, in Northampton, last April.

Ms Thompson’s mum Gail Thompson took it upon herself to find CCTV of the incident and post it on Facebook when police did not follow up with her daughter.

Cops eventually caught up with Desborough after viewing the video surveillance.

Northampton Fire Station and Magistrates Court building.
Northampton Fire Station and Magistrates Court building (Picture: Getty)

Desborough admitted driving without due care and attention and failing to stop.

He was given eight points on his licence and handed a £633 fine by Northampton town magistrates.

Ms Carter-Thompson, from Sevenoaks, Kent, told the BBC: “I am glad the court case is over so that I can move on from the ordeal.

“Accidents happen and I hold no grudges.

“I am grateful that I continue to have fantastic support from friends and family.”


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Ms Carter-Thompson’s mum’s Facebook appeal had urged people to catch the “scumbug” driver who hit her daughter.

She wrote: “Did anyone on the Wellingborough Road, Northampton, at about 10pm on Friday night see a minicab hit my daughter and drive off?

“She's now in hospital with a fractured tibia and has to have an operation to set it.

“Please share and catch this scumbag.”